CPP Survivor Benefits Not What You Would Expect

Enhancements to the CPP are always being suggested, largely to address the fact that fewer Canadians now have workplace pensions. The latest deal made by provincial Finance Ministers in June 2016 will boost CPP income from one quarter of pensionable earnings to...

The Three Phases Of Retirement

Retirement is often referred to as a single lifetime event. You know, you work for forty or so years, have your retirement party, or other celebration, and then head off into retirement. But your whole retirement is not going to be the same. And, while the retirement...

5 Things Missing From Your Retirement Budget

When preparing your retirement budget, it’s sometimes hard to anticipate every expense. One of the biggest mistakes newly retired people make is underestimating how much they will spend to afford a comfortable lifestyle. They end up overspending because they miss some...

Financial Elder Abuse Is On The Rise

I was distressed to read the CBC news report about a 92 year old man who had basically been ripped off by his own children who had been draining his bank account. Even more disturbing is that financial abuse of seniors is on the rise, and the likeliest perpetrators...

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